Hi there. I’m a newly retired classroom teacher and outdoor educator from Ontario, Canada who was lucky enough to travel to Vancouver in February and March of 2010 with my side-kick “HenryHudsonBear”, where I was able to use the wonders of modern technology to share my Olympic and Paralympic journey with anyone who was interested. But when my adventures with HenryHudson attending and volunteering at the Vancouver Olympics and Paralympics were over, I discovered that the results of it were DEFINITELY not.
A mind, stretched by new experiences, can never go back to its original dimensions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Since returned from my Olympic adventures, I’ve truly become a learner once again, and devoted myself to learning all that I can about creating new educational ‘best practices’ for the sake of the children of the 21st Century. It’s been a steep and daunting learning curve for an old curmedgeon like me — but rewarding and thoroughly exhilarating! Because it’s made me more optimistic for true educational change than at any other time since my earliest days in Outdoor Education.
Summer 2013 Update! Now that I’m not teaching in the classroom, I’m continuing to work on developing the skills necessary to coach and to embark on exciting new educational adventures with any teachers and students who’ll have me!
I’m also working on a small project for the Canadian Canoe Museum on one of my other passions, creating an online version of my Fur Trade Game* and interactive activities to engage kids in learning about Canada’s historic roots and canoes.
So on whatever day you may land here,
…..may the time you spend here turn out to be worthwhile!